6 days in Portugal Itinerary
6 days in Portugal Itinerary
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Sun, Sep 25 - Fri, Sep 30
Lisbon — 3 nights
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.
For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.
Porto to Lisbon is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Porto.
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Porto — 2 nights
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and finally do a tasting at Porto Augusto's. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Museu Serralves, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto.
To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto journey planner.
Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in September, things will get slightly colder in Porto: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Portugal travel guide
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.